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Kevin Young Poetry Reading

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Emory’s Woodruff Library, 10th floor & Michael C. Carlos Museum, Ackerman Hall

571 South Kilgo Cir NE

Atlanta, GA 30322

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Please join us in welcoming Poet and Emory University Distinguished Professor Kevin Young

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Poet and Emory University Distinguished Professor Kevin Young will read from his most recent book of poetry, “Brown.” A reception will precede the reading, and a book signing will follow. Young, who served as curator of literary collections and the Raymond Danowski Poetry Library at the Rose Library for nine years, is the poetry editor of The New Yorker and the director of the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture in Harlem.

5:30 – 6:30 pm: Reception in Rose Library

Emory’s Woodruff Library, 10th floor

7:00 – 8:00 pm: Poetry reading by Kevin Young

Michael C. Carlos Museum, Ackerman Hall

8:00 – 8:15 pm: Book signing

Michael C. Carlos Museum, Ackerman Hall

Parking available in Fishburne parking deck on the Emory University campus.

For more information, please contact libraryevents@emory.edu or 404-727-7620.

"Keeping up with him is like trying to keep up with Bob Dylan or Prince in their primes. Even the bootlegs have bootlegs… Young is a maximalist, a putter-inner, an evoker of roiling appetites. As a poet of music and food, his only rival is Charles Simic. His love poems are beautiful and sexy and ecstatic … "Brown" is vital and sophisticated … a solid midcareer statement." --Dwight Garner, New York Times

Photo credit: Melanie Dunea

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Emory’s Woodruff Library, 10th floor & Michael C. Carlos Museum, Ackerman Hall

571 South Kilgo Cir NE

Atlanta, GA 30322

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